Morning Headlines 5/15/19

Cerner to Work With DrFirst to Connect to State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Cerner will connect its systems to state prescription drug monitoring program databases using DrFirst. Erlanger working with tech companies to launch new era of artificial...

News 5/15/19

Top News AliveCor extends its ECG lead (no pun intended) over Apple with KardiaMobile 6L, which offers a six-lead ECG and expanded detection of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, and tachycardia. The $150 consumer device has earned FDA clearance,...

Morning Headlines 5/14/19

AliveCor’s FDA-cleared 6-lead ECG aims to detect more than the Apple Watch AliveCor gains FDA clearance for a new ECG device that, when it debuts in June, will be the first consumer-grade product to monitor heart activity on six different leads.  MiraMed and Medac...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 5/13/19

We as CMIOs are often called upon to try to use data, information, and knowledge to try to solve complex problems that are caused by specific factors within the US healthcare system. They might be tied to low health literacy, funding barriers, or the high cost of...

Morning Headlines 5/13/19

Patient health information needs to be readily accessible David Brailer, MD, PhD – the country’s first National Coordinator – urges support for HHS’s proposed interoperability rules. $6 million billing loss leads to another internal investigation in Escambia County...

Monday Morning Update 5/13/19

Top News David Brailer, MD, PhD – the country’s first National Coordinator going back to 2004 – urges support for HHS’s proposed interoperability rules. He says that $35 billion worth of incentive payments have made EHRs almost universal, but those systems “have...

Weekender 5/10/19

  Weekly News Recap DocuTAP and Practice Velocity merge Harris Healthcare acquires Uniphy Health The Chartis Group changes private equity owners The Practice Fusion unit of Allscripts is served a criminal grand jury subpoena related to EHR certification and...

Morning Headlines 5/10/19

Novant Health launches digital health and engagement business division Novant Health (NC) forms a digital health and engagement division to enhance its ability to virtually connect with patients from anywhere at any time. LetsGetChecked Announces $30 Million in Series...

News 5/10/19

Top News Harris Healthcare acquires clinical communication and collaboration software company Uniphy Health for an undisclosed sum. Uniphy Health merged with PracticeUnite in 2016. Webinars May 21 (Tuesday) 2:00 ET. “Cloud-Based Data Management: Solving Healthcare’s...

Readers Write: The Big Fib

The Big FibBy Weary Healthcare Traveler On Tuesday, May 7, Don Rucker appeared before the Senate to garner support for ONC’s new rule relating to 21st Century Cures. Although he used complex language and invoked incantations of magic like JASON, Restful Services,...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 5/9/19

I hope EHR vendors are busily refining and provider organizations are busily implementing software that allows providers to see relative drug costs at the point of care, because we’re about to start seeing a lot more conversations around it. HHS Secretary Alex Azar...

Morning Headlines 5/9/18

Harris Healthcare Group Acquires Uniphy Health to Extend Its Suite of Clinical Solutions Harris Computer Systems acquires clinical communication and collaboration software company Uniphy Health. Audax Private Equity Announces Recapitalization of the Chartis Group...

Morning Headlines 5/8/19

Allscripts electronic health records unit receives grand jury subpoena The Practice Fusion unit of Allscripts has been served a criminal grand jury subpoena regarding EHR certification and anti-kickback statue compliance, according to company SEC filings. Providing...

News 5/8/19

Top News CMS Administrator Seema Verma invites people to tell their stories of their struggles in obtaining copies of their health records or with providers failing to share their information. My personal experience (and that of others) is that alerting HHS, including...

Morning Headlines 5/7/19

Kaiser Permanente Launches Social Health Network to Address Social Needs on a Broad Scale Kaiser Permanente will leverage social services coordination software from Unite Us as part of a new Thrive Local network that will connect members with community-based services....